Miami Dolphins’ All-Time Passing TD Leaders

The Miami Dolphins have been a franchise since 1966 in the AFL, then merged into the NFL in 1970.  They have been to the Super Bowl five times, winning twice, but not since 1973.  Still, they had one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, Dan Marino, and he leads this short list of the Dolphins’ all-time leaders in passing touchdowns:

Dan Marino (420)—Dan Marino played his entire illustrious career with the Dolphins, from 1983 to 1999, and he ranks first in team history with 420 touchdown passes.  It’s not likely that anyone will ever break that mark, especially since Marino ranks second all-time in the NFL in that category to Brett Favre.  Marino had his best season in 1984, when he had career highs in passing yards (5084) and passing touchdowns (48) with 17 interceptions.  The yards and TDs also led the NFL that season and helped Marino reach first team All Pro status for the first of three straight seasons.  Oh, and the 5084 yards is still a single season record, and the passing TDs that year were only eclipsed by Peyton Manning (49 in 2004) and Tom Brady (50 in 2007). 

Bob Griese (192)—Bob Griese also played his entire career for Miami, from 1967 to 1980, and he ranks second in franchise history with 192 TD passes.  Griese led the Dolphins to their two Super Bowl wins, and his best season was arguably 1977, when he threw for 2252 yards with a career high (and NFL leading) 22 touchdown passes, and 13 picks. 

Jay Fiedler (66)—Jay Fiedler played for Miami from 2000 to 2004, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 66 touchdown passes.  Fiedler had his best season in 2001, with career highs in passing yards (3290) and touchdown passes (20), despite a career high of 19 interceptions as well. 

Don Strock (39)—Don Strock played for the Dolphins most of his career, from 1974 to 1987, backing up Griese, David Woodley, and Marino.  Strock ranks fourth in Dolphins’ history with 39 TD passes, and his best season was 1978, when he was able to start seven games for Miami.  That year, Strock threw for 825 yards, with a career high 12 touchdown passes, with 6 interceptions. 

David Woodley (34)—David Woodley played for the Dolphins from 1980 to 1983, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 34 touchdown passes.  Woodley had a career high 14 TD passes in 1980, but his best season overall was probably 1981, when he had a career best 2470 passing yards, with 12 touchdown passes and 13 picks.

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